A red letter day

A red letter day

17 March 1997

On March 17, 1997, ‘A red letter day’ was released as a single. It was a song which began when the Pet Shop Boys were experimenting with taking the chord changes from famous pieces of classical music (in this case Beethoven’s Song Of Joy) and putting them to a 4/4 beat, and it features the choir of the Choral Academy of Moscow. “It’s about waiting for someone to tell you they love you”, says Neil. The seven-inch version is a new mix, using elements from a Motiv 8 remix of the song, and the Pet Shop Boys are also particularly taken with the hypnotic ‘Trouser Enthusiasts Autoerotic Decapitation mix’.

7"

  1. A red letter dayLyrics
  2. The boy who couldn’t keep his clothes onLyrics

CD 1

  1. A red letter day
  2. The boy who couldn’t keep his clothes on
  3. Delusions of grandeurLyrics
  4. A red letter day (Moscow mix)

CD 2

  1. A red letter day (Trouser autoerotic decapitation mix)
  2. A red letter day (Motiv 8 12" master mix)
  3. A red letter day (Basement Jaxx vocal mix)
  4. A red letter day (PSB extended edit)
  5. A red letter day (Trouser Enthusiasts congo dongo dubstramental)
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